Tataka One day trip
  • From Taichung to Shuili (it takes an hour 20 minutes by car), then from Shuili to Tataka Recreation Area (2 hours by car)
  • From Chiayi to Alishan (2 hours by car), from Alishan to Tataka Recreation Area (30-40 minutes by car)

Alishan Two Day Trip
 Starting out from Chiayi and spending the night in Alishan (or Ali Mountain)
  • Day One: Chiayi to Alishan Forest Recreation Area (2 hours by car and spending the night in Alishan or Ali Mountain.)
  • Day Two: Alishan to Tataka Recreation Area (30 -40 minutes by car), then to Shuili (approximately one hour and 20 minutes) then to Taichung.

Two Day Trip From Taichung
Starting from Taichung and spending the night in Alishan or Ali Mountain.
  • Day One: From Taichung to Shuli (one hour and 20 minutes by car), from Shuili to Tataka Recreation Area (takes roughly 2 hours), from Tataka to Alishan (takes 30-40 minutes by car and spending the night in Alishan.)

Dongpu Hot Springs Two Day Trip
Starting out from Taichung and spending the night at Dongpu Hot Springs.
  • Day One: From Taichung to Shuili (one hour and 20 minutes by car), from Shuili to Heshe (roughly 50 minutes by car), from Heshe to Dongpu Hot Springs (20 minutes by car and spending the night in Dongpu.)
  • Day Two: From Dongpu to Heshe (20 minutes by car), from Heshe to Tataka Recreation Area (30-40 minutes by car), from Tataka to Alishan (2 hours by car), from Alishan to Chiayi.

Three-day Trip
 From Taichung to Chiayi
  • Day One: From Taichung to Shuili (it takes one hour and 20 minutes by car), from Shuili to Heshe (50 minutes by car), from Heshe to Dongpu Hot Springs (20 minutes by car and spending the night at Dongpu.)
  • Day Two: From Dongpu to Heshe (20 minutes by car), from Heshe to Tataka Recreation Area (approximately 70 minutes by car), from Tataka to Alishan or Ali Mountain (30-40 minutes by car and spending the night in Alishan.)
  • Day Three: Alishan Forest Recreation Area to Chiayi (2 hours by car).
Tataka for three days

  • Day One: Taichung to Tataka to Alishan (spend the night) or Chiayi to Alishan (spend the night there)
  • Day Two: Alishan to Upper Dongpu Parking lot (30-40minutes by car), from Upper Dongpu Parking lot to Tataka Anbu Trailhead (one hour by foot), from Tataka Anbu Trailhead to Paiyun (5 hours on foot, and spending the night in Paiyun).
  • Day Three: Paiyun to Yushan Main Peak (2 hours on foot), from Jade Mountain Main Peak to Tataka Anbu Trailhead (5.5 hours on foot), then to Upper Dongpu Parking lot (1 hour by foot), then onto Taichung or Chiayi.


Four-day Traip
 Yushan main peak via Tataka
  • Day One: Taichung to Tataka to Alishan (spend the night in Alishan) or Chiayi to Alishan (spend the night there)
  • Day Two: Alishan to Upper Dongpu Parking lot (30-40 minutes by car), from Upper Dongpu Parking lot to Tataka Anbu Trailhead (one hour by foot), from Tataka Anbu Trailhead to Paiyun Lodge (5 hours on foot and spend the night at Paiyun.)
  • Day Three: Paiyun Lodge to Yushan main peak to Batongguan to Guangao Hiking Service Station (overnight stay at the station)
  • Day Four: Guangao Hiking Service Station to Dongpu.